Nextcloud is Nubo core service and the main user interface we try to integrate with most of the apps we offer. In this little howto we would like to go through the basics of the interface explaining the main UI (User interface) concept, as well as some basic actions on files and personal settings.
The user experience across the entire cloud webapp is consistent and straight forward.
For the purpose of this howto we will name some of the blocks of the interface to help identify them later on:
To navigate to different apps, you simply click an icon on the topbar.
Lets start from looking at what can you setup and customize on your cloud account. Click on your avatar in top right corner and choose "Personal" settings (if you did not set avatar yet it's the 'gear' icon in top right corner of the topbar).
The settings are divided into sections. You can use quick links on the left-sidebar to get to them easily.
Personal Info is the place where you can add various information about yourself, which then you can choose to share with others. You can additionally choose the access level you want this information to be "shared".
You should pay extra attention when filling up this information (which is optional) and decide how much information about yourself you want to reveal to the world
Below you can see to which groups you belong to. You you can also change your preferred language.
Here, you can modifiy your password.You also can see how many machines are connected to your account. If you see any device connectd to your account and you don't know them, it can mean that your account is hacked. We advize you to change your password in that case. (Don't forget that each browser, phone, computer, etc. will be logged as separeted device, so don't panic at the first sign, et check everything before to become paranoïd).
In activity section you can decide how you want to be informed about events going on on your cloud. You can choose between getting mail notification and / or being notified in the Activity stream, or even choose not to get notified at all. You can decide to have your email notifications sent to you on: Hourly, Daily or weekly basis.
This option gives you the opportunity to connect your files via an other application and to your other Nubo and Komun applications (like the calendar for example).
This option gives you the possibility to use themes for your Nubo.
You also have the option to view your screen with a font police for dyslexics.
If you want to use one (or more) option(s), click on the choosen option (you will see the mention "enabled").
The main task of the cloud is managing files. You can easily upload, download, share and comment.
The left-sidebar let's you filter files based on certain criteria. Main window is your file-browser. You should be familiar with it if you ever used computer before :P.
To create new file, just click on "+" button and choose the type of file from the list. You can create directories as well as text files, spreadsheets, presentations, online collaborating text files (Pad) and online collaboratin sheets (Calc).
There are two ways to upload files. You can either do that by simply dragging files form your "computer" (file browser) onto the cloud webbrowser window. The other way is to use "+" icon and select "Upload a file" option.
Sharing files and directories is an essential part of any cloud storage service. You you can choose to share files with other disroot users, your entire group, but also with other users using owncloud/nextcloud on different platforms. You can also share with anyone out there via the public link option.
To share a file or directory just click "share icon" right next to the name of the item you wish to share. A right-bar popup will show up with all the sharing options for you to choose from.
You can decide to share with other users, groups, or users on different cloud server using the federation address, by typing their entire username (we do not provide autocompletion for privacy reasons). When sharing with other users or groups you can decide if the users have right to edit/modify content of the share (delete files, upload, edit), and if they can re-share it further to other users.
On top of sharing with other users, you can share your data with anyone using "Share link" that you can copy/paste to anyone you want. Anyone who knows the address (url) will be able to access the files. The person does not need to have valid account. Share link gives you extra option to protect your share with password and expiry date.
As you noticed when setting up sharing, there is more options in the right-sidebar.
Clicking "Three dot" icon next to the filename or directory gives you extra options. Those options are self explanatory. You can "Rename", "Move", "Download" or delete the file or directory.
When your account is getting busy, you start collaborating with many other users and groups, you might find "Activities" app very useful. Here you have the general overview on all the events happening within your cloud account (file changes, comments, shares, contacts, todos, calendars etc).